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Ms. Brittney Schmidtzinksy

Science Teacher


My name is Ms. Schmidtzinksy and I’m super excited to meet you and excited for us to learn science together here at FVMS. My educational journey started at NCSU where I earned my BA and continued with an MSEd from Old Dominion University. I have two daughters and we have lived in some interesting places, like Guam and Japan, though we are glad to be back home in NC.  I'm currently engaged and will be getting married in April when I will be gaining 3 more amazing children.

I have taught middle school going on 6 years now both here and abroad. While living in Japan, I taught conversational English to Japanese sailors and local students. My family and I enjoy kayaking, riding bikes, cooking, and crafting together. I love to sew and embroider (especially when I get to make outfits for my kids) and reading is my ultimate relaxing activity. My favorite authors are Janet Evanovich and Rick Riordan. You will usually find me outside playing with my kids or in my sewing room on the weekends.  I'm proud to be a part of the Bengal family!